Professor Kathy Whaler
School of GeoSciences
The University of Edinburgh
The King's Buildings
West Mains Road
EDINBURGH EH9 3JW
kathy.whaler 'at' ed.ac.uk
Geomagnetism, planetary magnetism, crustal magnetisation, magnetotellurics, inverse theory, core dynamics and
GEOSPACE - Led a NERC funded consortium looking at Geomagnetic
Earth Observation from SPACE.
This was a 5 year research grant funding the exploitation of
data from the new generation of vector magnetic field satellites.
Crustal Magnetisation - Using satellite data to infer crustal magnetisation of the Earth (part of GEOSPACE), Mars and the Moon. Much of this research is in collaboration with Mike Purucker at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Magnetotellurics - Field-based projects in Africa, aimed at structural and tectonic understanding, and assessing hydrocarbon potential. Part of the Afar rift consortium, an inter-disciplinary study of how the Earth’s crust grows at divergent plate boundaries.
Current Research Students
||NERC BUFI-funded research topic "Satellite magnetometry and the new ESA SWARM constellation" in conjunction with the British Geological Survey
||Fulbright-funded research topic "Geothermal potential of the Afar region of Ethiopia inferred from magnetotelluric and seismic data" for an MSc by Research
Recent Research Students
||NERC-funded research topic "Magnetotelluric studies of the crust and upper mantle in a zone of active continental breakup, Afar, Ethiopia" as part of the Afar rift consortium||Ruth Carley
||NERC-funded research topic "Magnetisation of the lunar crust"
|"How do rocks record the changes in the Earth's magnetic field?"
|Tulu Besha Bedada
|"Airborne gravimetry and a new vertical reference system for Ethiopia"
||MSc by Research "Magnetotelluric Survey in the Dabbaho Volcanic Segment, Afar Depression, Northern Ethiopia" awarded with Distinction
||NERC-funded research topic "Secular variation prediction using core surface flows" as part of the GEOSPACE consortium